Share prototype without interactions
Sometimes I need to get a prototype shared with devs so they can start working on some small piece of the software before I'm done, and to allow time for comments etc in my fast-paced work environment. I often find myself needing to share prototypes before I've started to make them interactive, when they're just in very early stages (sometimes just to show progress, sometime so devs can get a head start on basic styling / layout). However, right now the app won't allow me to share a prototype that has no interactions. This means I have to either add a bogus interaction that does nothing (silly) or export an image (not helpful, devs need specs). It would be nice if you didn't try to force us into your idea of the ideal workflow, and instead let us decide when to share our prototypes.
Thanks for your feedback on this. We’ve made the home artboard able to toggle, so you can toggle it off to share everything, then switch it to another artboard to share only that flow. Share Mode will then show you which artboards will be shared when you publish.
Re Elaine from Adobe comment-
The problem is that you cannot have one link that includes both artboards with interactions and ones without.
For example : I have a user flow that I want to show with artboard clicks, than I want the developers to be able to also see additional info that might not be included in the clickable flow (such as: all state of a button in the same place, additional instructions, more options that could replace the one included in linked artboard etc.)
Kate L commented
I also have this issue. Publishing without links only works if you never select a home board. If you have a 'Home' board, or accidentally select it, you can't seem to deselect. That then means it will only publish that particular artboard unless you add links in to everything else. This is super annoying and I've spent hours linking and unlinking my documents. Why not allow us to deselect the home board and/or publish all artboards without needing a full prototype?
If you do not have any wires connected across your artboards, then XD will publish all the screens starting from left to right and top to bottom.
Do you try doing that and see if this helps you?